“I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.” - Alexis de Tocqueville. After the horrific and devastating World War II, independence was in high demand. Many independence movements along with revolutions, stopped colonization and imperialism and shaped the present world. These movements and revolutions needed strong leaders to create change. Many were against Nationalism such as Communists, causing rises for independence and unification.
How far do sources 1,2 and 3 suggest that the main obstacle to solving the Irish national problem was religion? Source 1 is from the Fenians who were extreme nationalists and Catholics meaning the source is going to be bias from the Catholic point of view. It was issued in 1867 the same year Gladstone came to power. The source begins with a quote ‘An alien aristocracy seized our lands and all material wealth and trampled on our rights and liberties’. This source tell us that the Irish believed the English Protestants had no reason to be in Ireland and the only reason they were there was as an oppressive power.
This immediate publication of the negative view of the Dred Scott judgment indicates the unity, yet fury of the Republicans who were well-known for being an anti-slavery party. ‘Propagandist’ suggests an aggressive tone
Hamilton the “head” of the Federalists believed that, there needed to be a tax on imported goods in order to gain money for the United States in order to pay back debts. In Document 3 you see how Thomas Jefferson feels towards this tax, he describes it as “hellish”, this shows his disapproval of it. This is an example of how they disagreed economically. Jefferson also saw the federalists turning into a monarchy way of government; this is expressed in Jefferson’s memo written in Document 1. This shows an example of the
The book begins in Britain where the King and Parliament are expressing their concerns on engaging in a war with their colonies. “America must be made to obey.” America was in open revolt, they declared, and they denounced as traitors those who labored to agitate the people in America. There was a conspiracy going on. All the time they had been professing loyalty to the parent state, they were preparing for rebellion. Opposing ideas were being expressed in the parliament in England, some supporting others against the war.
I feel that most of the worlds history is a collection of biased facts. Each country narrates its own history books and particularly selects parts that are favorable and suppresses parts that are unfavorable. The historians are going to write mostly, sometimes only the good or “acceptable” parts of the event. For instance, the excerpt that we read dealing with Christopher Columbus, most people know historically, that he sailed westward
The speech Against Imperialism, was delivered by George Frisbie Hoar in May of 1902, four years after Spain had turned over all claim of Cuba as well as Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines, over to the United States after their defeat in the Spanish-American War. Hoar was a republican senator from Massachusetts who was opposed to the imperialism that many believed that America would soon begin to partake in. Hoar argued against the absorption of the Philippines, but lost the fight when President McKinley, also a republican, said that it would be within the duty of the United States to annex the Philippines. Hoar begins his speech by discussing the two different types of sentimentalities that were a part of the debate between 1898 and 1902
Wilson’s sympathies; 3.) Zimmermann telegram. * People reluctant to join due to the memory of the Civil War and the horrors of trench warfare, and the belief that it was Europe’s issue, not America’s. * Wilson’s response? Whip up enthusiasm through propaganda (Selective Service Act) and persecute those who spoke out against the war (Espionage Act).
Running head: ANTI-COMMUNISM AND MCCARTHYISM Anti-communism and McCarthyism Melissa Guzman University of Phoenix Anti-communism and McCarthyism Anticommunism was a belief that if you followed the same ideas of the Russians you did not belong here in the United States and should go to Russia. Anticommunism was a major issue in the thirties and forties. It was considered that all anticommunist were liberals. There were two kinds of liberals, the anticommunist liberals, and the fellow-traveling liberals. McCarthyism was a crusade started by Senator Joseph McCarthy of Wisconsin.
IMPERIALISM DEBATE PREPARATION SHEET EXAMPLE MY SPECIFIC TOPIC IS Imperialism MY POSITION IS Negative (NO) STATEMENT OF FACTS (a general overview of the topic in 3-6 sentences) The US switch to imperialist behavior that occurred in 1898 has been a topic of great historical attention. After all, the US has generally claimed to stand in opposition to the practice of taking colonies, to be an advocate of freedom, democracy, and self-government for all. Some historians believe that this imperialist period was a "Great Aberration", a mistake that the US would never repeat, and one that goes against everything the US stands for. Others think that America really continued to have a kind of "informal colonial" influence throughout the twentieth